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PRIST UNIVERSITY QUESTION BANK ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

UNIT-I
SHORT ANSWERS 1. Define environmental Engineering. 2. Mention the scope of environmental science. 3. Write any two functions of forest 4. Differentiate renewable and non renewable energy resources. 5. What are dams? How it is useful to human beings. 6. Mention the types of public participation. 7. What is geo thermal energy? 8. What is biomagnification? 9. Write a note on tidal power. 10. Define soil erosion.

BIG QUESTIONS 1. a) Write an account on Bio gas energy. (8) b) Explain how the environment is spoiled by mining process. (8) 2. a) What are the major causes of deforestation? Discuss its consequences. (10) b) Write a brief note on Floods. (6) 3. a) Discuss the development of modern agriculture and its effects. (8) b) Summarize the problems created by fertilizers and pesticides. (8) 4. a) Write a note on solar production of electricity. (12) b). Explain the consequences of overdrawing of groundwater (4) 5. a) Explain in detail the role of an individual in conservation of natural resources. (10) b) Draw and explain the Hydrological cycle. (6) 6. a) Write an account on non renewable energy resources.(8) b) Discuss the various factors influences the soil degradation. (8)

UNIT-II

(6) 3. What is bio diversity? How it is classified. What is an ecological succession? Mention its types. a) What are endemic species? Write an account on endangered species. What is ex-situ conservation 5. 7. What are nutrient cycles? 9.SHORT ANSWERS 1. 3. Define ecosystem. (8) b) Write an essay on INSITU conservation. (8) 2. Classify India based on its Bio-geography. 6. (12) b) Write a short note on threats to biodiversity. BIG QUESTIONS 1. Explain why there are only 4 to 5 tropic levels in any ecosystem 8. a) Describe the nutrient flow in ecosystem. Differentiate between endangered and endemic species. Discuss the marine and forest of ecosystem. Define consumers and mention its types.(4) UNIT –III . Differentiate between food chain and food web. 4. 2. What is point richness? 10. (16) 5. a) Describe the structure and function of an ecosystem. Explain the values of biodiversity (16) 6. What is food pyramids? . (10) b) Write a note on ecological succession. (16) 4.

2. a) Write an essay on Water pollution. Write any four green houses gasses. (8) b) What are nuclear hazards? Discuss its consequences. (8) 4. List out the important causes of water conflicts. a) Write an essay on effects and management of solid wastes of cities and industries. (10) b) What are the causes of solid wastes? (6) 5. 6. a) Explain noise pollution. (8) 3. 8. Write an account on the sources.. What is meant by hazardous wastes. (4) 6. 7. write any four major water pollutants. Give the sources and effects of marine pollution. Write a note on solid waste management. effects and control of air pollution. Mention two modern methods at treatment of domestic sewage. 9. Give a detailed account on disaster management(16) UNIT-IV . (16) 2. 4. Define photochemical smog. 5. (12) b) Write a note on earthquake. BIG QUESTIONS 1.. What is meant by thermal pollution? 10. What are the various sources of radioactive pollution? 3.SHORT ANSWERS 1. Write notes on I) Soil pollution (8) ii) Marine pollution.

8. (8) b) Discuss briefly the environmental protection act 1986. What are reusable & recyclable materials with e. (16) 5. What are salient features of the following acts i) Air (prevention and control of pollution) act 1981 ii) Forest conservative act 1980. 6. a) Write notes on i) Rain water harvesting (6) ii) Water shed management. How is urbanization brought about? What are the effects of urbanization? (16) 2. Write the objectives of Air pollution Act. (6) b) What do you mean by sustainable development? (4) UNIT-V . (4) 6. 10. What is acid precipitation? What are its effects 7. BIG QUESTIONS 1. What is environmental ethics? What is its significance? 5. acid rain and ozone depletion. 9. (16) 3. Mention the objectives of environment protection act. Write the advantages at rainwater harvesting.SHORT ANSWERS 1. a) Give an account on environmental ethics. How CFC’s accumulate in the atmosphere 4. a) Discuss briefly the problem concern related to resettlement rehabilitation of people (12) b) Write a note on wasteland reclamation. What is nuclear holocaust? How it can occur. . (8) 4. Explain sustainable development 2. 3. Why carbon dioxide is known as green house gas. Write notes on global warming.g.

3. a) Explain the role of HIV / AIDS in relation to human population.SHORT ANSWERS 1. Write a note on value education. List out the methods of variation of population based on age structure. (16) PRIST UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING . List out the important goals of population growth. What are the objectives of family welfare programme? 6. BIG QUESTIONS 1. Write notes on i) Family welfare programme ii) Population explosion. Define the term population explosion. (8) b) What do you know about value education? (8) 2. (16) 3. What are the objectives of women’s welfare ? 8. Write an essay on women and child welfare. (16) 6. 4. Define population equilibrium. 10. Write an essay on role of environment in human health. Population explosion is the ultimate cause of all environmental problems – Discuss. Define immigration and emigration 5. 9. Define immigration and emigration? 2. What are the important screening tests for AIDS 7. a) Give an account on Human rights. (10) b) Explain the role of IT in environmental protection. (16) 5. (6) 4.

effects and control of air pollution. (10) ii) Write a brief note on Floods. (OR) b) Give an account on i) Human rights.(SET-I) TIME:3hrs SECTION-A Max. (6) 12) a) i) Describe the nutrient flow in ecosystem. (8) ii) value education (8) (16) . Define environmental engineering.Marks:100 10X2=20 Answer all the questions: 1. Define consumers and its types 5. Write the advantages at rainwater harvesting 9. (8) 14) a) Write notes on i) Rain water harvesting (8) ii) Water shed management. (8) ii) Write an essay on Water pollution. Define immigration and emigration 10. (8) (OR) i) What are the major causes of deforestation? Discuss its consequences. SECTION-B Answer all the questions: 11) 5X16=80 a) Write an account on Bio gas energy. Explain sustainable development 8. 4. (16) (OR) b) i) What are nuclear hazards? Discuss its consequences. 2. (8) (OR) b)How is urbanization brought about? What are the effects of urbanization? (16) 15) a) Write notes on i) Family welfare programme ii) Population explosion. 3. Mention the scope of environmental science. (10) ii) Write a note on ecological succession. (6) 13) a) Write an account on the sources. Define ecosystem. Classify air pollutants with suitable examples 6. (8) (OR) b) i) Describe the structure and function of an ecosystem. (8) ii) Write an essay on INSITU conservation. What are the various sources of radioactive pollution? 7. (8) b) Explain how the environment is spoiled by mining process. Define the term population explosion.

7. (OR) b) Write notes on global warming.TIME:3hrs PRIST UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (SET-II) Max. (4) b) Write notes on (OR) i) Soil pollution (8) ii) Marine pollution. (6) (OR) b i) Discuss the development of modern agriculture and its effects. 4. Write any two functions of forest 2. What is ex-situ conservation 5. Differentiate renewable and non renewable energy resources. What is environmental ethics? What is its significance 9. (16) (OR) b) Write an essay on role of environment in human health.(4) (OR) b) Discuss the different types of ecosystem. (12) b) Write a note on earthquake.Marks:100 SECTION-A 10X2=20 Answer all the questions: 1. Write any four green houses gasses. ii) Draw and explain the Hydrological cycle. (16) a) Write an essay on effects and management of solid wastes of cities and industries. What is acid precipitation? What are its effects 8. Define immigration and emigration SECTION-B Answer all the questions: 11 5X16=80 (10) a) i) Explain in detail the role of an individual in conservation of natural resources. Differentiate between food chain and food web. (8) a) i) What are endemic species? Write an account on endangered species. (8) 12 13 14 a) What are salient features of the following acts (8+8) i) Air (prevention and control of pollution) act 1981 ii) Forest conservative act 1980. (16) 15 . 10. (16) a) Population explosion is the ultimate cause of all environmental problems – Discuss. (12) ii) Write a short note on threats to biodiversity. List out the important causes of water conflicts. (8) ii) Summarize the problems created by fertilizers and pesticides. 3. Write a note on value education.. acid rain and ozone depletion. 6.

What are dams? How it is useful to human beings. List out the methods of variation of population based on age structure. acid rain and ozone depletion. 2. Differentiate between endangered and endemic species. What are the objectives of family welfare programme? 10. (6) . Give the sources and effects of marine pollution 7. (12) ii)Explain water logging and salinity. 5.Marks:100 SECTION-A 10X2=20 Answer all the questions: 1. (8) (OR) b) i)Write a note on solar production of electricity. (8) ii) Discuss briefly the environmental protection act 1986.TIME:3hrs PRIST UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (SET-III) Max. (16) 13 a) Write notes on i) Soil pollution (8) ii) Marine pollution.(8) b) Discuss the various factors influences the soil degradation. (16) (OR) b) i) Explain the role of HIV / AIDS in relation to human population. (8) 15 a)Write an essay on role of environment in human health. (8) (OR) b) Explain noise pollution. a) Discuss the different types of ecosystem. (16) (OR) b) Classify India based on its Bio-geography. What is food pyramids? . How CFC’s accumulate in the atmosphere 8. What is acid precipitation? What are its effects 9. (16) (OR) b) i)Give an account on environmental ethics. SECTION-B Answer all the questions: 5X16=80 11 a) Write an account on non renewable energy resources. Mention the types of public group participation 3. 4. 6. (10) ii) Explain the role of IT in environmental protection. Define photochemical smog. (16) 14 a) Write notes on global warming. (4) 12.